14.06.2019 - 27.10.2019
Silent, the visual arts are inherently so, as emphasizes the expression “silent poetry” which, since Antiquity, has been used to describe painting. But are works of art actually silent? There are talkative, or even shrill paintings, and there are others that keep “quiet”. Some encourage inward prayer, others open the way to the contemplation of the infinite, some leave us flabbergasted or in awe, yet others, enigmatic and secret, remain out of immediate reach. By mixing genres, subjects and epochs, this exhibition will focus on silence, regarded not simply as the absence of noise and agitation, but as a quality of presence emanating from certain works and suggesting a particular frame of mind to the viewer.